Lena Ting, PhD

Professor

Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology

Co-Director

Innovations for Neural Technology and Engineered Neural Therapies (INTENT)

Phone: 404-894-5216

Fax: 404-385-5044

Email: lting@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Georgia Institute of Technology

313 Ferst Drive NE
U.A. Whitaker Building. Room 3111

Atlanta , GA 30332-0535

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Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1999-2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire de Physiologie et Biologie de la Motricit, Univ. Paris V, 1997-1998
  • Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998
  • Biomechanical Engineering, M.S.E., Stanford University, 1993
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1990

Biography

Lena Ting is an associate professor in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on neuromechanics of muscle coordination for locomotion and balance. Using a combination of musculoskeletal modeling and behavioral experiments in humans and animals, she studies interactions between neural sensorimotor systems and musculoskeletal biomechanics. The goal of this research is to reveal general principles of muscle coordination for walking, with implications for rehabilitation and robotics.

Additionally, Ting is interested in how humans and animals perform coordinated movements so elegantly, and she is developing conceptual frameworks in neuromechanics to quantify how human cognition and perception influence muscle coordination and biomechanics to produce skilled movements. Ultimately, she hopes to unravel how social, cultural and biological influences shape individual movements. Her research has implications for physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as the development of prosthetics. 

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